I’m frustrated with the PEI Guardian newspaper coverage of the Legion articles pleading for government assistance. Two bias articles appeared on 5th and 8th September 2020. After reading the first article on 5th I immediately sent in a rebuttal. Both articles play on peoples sympathy telling how the legion has always been there for veterans. How the local legion is the heart of the community. Locals flock to the branch on Friday and Saturday nights to dance to some good old rock and roll. They create a picture of an old veteran sitting at a table sipping a rum and coke while telling stories of days of yore. Utter nonsense at best and indeed a complete fantasy of what a local branch is really like! The legion is attempting to strike an image of today’s legions based on a long time ago. I felt my rebuttal was a reasonable response in contrast to this exaggerated legions imaginary vision. Legions are no longer filled with veterans and their families. Today you will find civilians and locals at the village watering hole. Hardly the organization deserving of government money, our tax paying dollars. The legion needs to be exposed for failure to open their secretive account books, starting at Dominion Command. These are not just my personal views, a great many veterans would wholeheartedly agree. So to the Guardian newspaper, it is your job to produce a balanced report from both sides of this story. To date it has been clearly one sided. The photos included are of today’s fancy dress and medal adorned associate members (civilians)
since writing this blog I’m informed the newspaper will publish my rebuttal this week. We will have to wait and see
God Bless and keep reading.